Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Flood of 2010 TN

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 4 (Reuters) - Flooding overwhelmed utilities in downtown Nashville on Tuesday, knocking out power and water service to thousands, after weekend storms were blamed for more than two dozen deaths.

"Power will be out for the next few days downtown due to water in underground vaults," the city's mayor, Karl Dean, said in a statement. He said 3,500 customers were without electricity.

The Cumberland River burst its banks and submerged several city blocks in Nashville's downtown tourist district in sewage-tainted water.

Flooding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers called a "1,000-year event" also inundated sites such as the Grand Ole Opry entertainment and hotel complex, the football stadium, and one of two water plants serving the city of 626,000 people.

It is so over whelming to see this devastation...I still can not believe what has happened. I thank the Lord for the safety of my family and friends but my heart breaks for those who are not so fortunate.
I need to keep pushing forward....keeping my mind and hands busy. My sister Susan is here until Monday and she is such a trooper, a little wine and a martini goes a long way. We have friends coming for dinner tonight, our good friend Sandy (chef) will be cooking. I wish you all a wonderful day.


  1. All good thoughts and prayers for your hometown and townspeople. Blessings...

  2. Judy, I have lived in cities when some very memorable and devastating floods happened. I have had the back of my house flood across the living and kitchen. But nothing compares to this. I am thankful that you and yours are well and that you are living a semblance of normal in your day to day. Many blessings and I continue to hold all of you in my thoughts. Many thanks for keeping us updated.

  3. What has happened there is awful. I'm so glad you have not been flooded, but know it must be emotionally draining for you to think about what has happened around you. It's a good thing you have had the company of your sister. I am so very sorry for everyone who has been the casualty of this.

  4. I'm glad to hear you are doing well despite the flooding, and that you have power. It is hard for me to imagine such devasation - and for the victims of the flooding.